EDP, one of the country’s largest leagues with over 3,500 teams located on the east coast of the United States, has entered into a long-term agreement with US Youth Soccer to manage four National League conferences in the East Region starting in 2018-19.
These conferences are:
In addition to managing these conferences, EDP will see its league play, tournaments and college showcases sanctioned by US Youth Soccer.
Beginning in the fall of 2018, these US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences will offer an expected two tiers of divisions in addition to the existing EDP programming. Both EDP and new to EDP teams will be eligible to apply for these divisions with top teams advancing directly into the US Youth Soccer National League and the Regional Championships in the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series (NCS).
US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences
Founding Member Committee:
US Youth Soccer National League EDP Leadership Council:
This council was created to be the voice of our clubs. Members will provide feedback and strategic guidance in order to set the trajectory of this platform from a developmental standpoint and ensure that our course remains in-line with that of our clubs.
Resources and Additional Information:
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Partnership News And Updates:
August 7, 2018 - EDP Officially Approved As US Youth Soccer Affiliate & Voting Member of the National Council of US Youth Soccer
July 26, 2018 - EDP Partners With Top Canadian Club To Host Major Tournament
June 14, 2018 - BRAUSA, NY Surf, West Mont United Commit To Play in US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences
June 13, 2018 - FC Copa and TSF Announce Commitment to US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences for 2018-2019
May 23, 2018 - Boys DA Clubs Form 16U US Youth Soccer National League Atlantic Development Player EDP Conference
May 23, 2018 - Nine Global Premier Soccer Regions To Play in US Youth Soccer EDP Conferences
May 11, 2018 - US Youth Soccer National League EDP Announces First Group Of Clubs Accepted Into The Club v. Club Platform
May 9, 2018 - Girls DA Clubs Form 16U US Youth Soccer National League Atlantic Development Player EDP Conference.
May 8, 2018 - Five Cedar Stars Academy Divisions To Play in US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences
May 4, 2018 - STA/Morris United, SUSA FC & FC Virginia Join US Youth Soccer National League EDP Conferences
May 1, 2018 - Former MLS & US Soccer Coach John Ellinger Named Chairman of US Youth Soccer NL EDP Leadership Council
April 20, 2018 - EDP Named To Manage Four US Youth Soccer National League Conferences in the East Region
Additional US Youth Soccer News:
August 16, 2018 - US YOUTH SOCCER ANNOUNCES A NEW BOARD CHAIR AND MEMBERS
July 15, 2018 - CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT 2018 US YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL PRESIDENTS CUP
May 23, 2018 - 2018 US YOUTH SOCCER EASTERN REGIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CROWNED
May 23, 2018 - US YOUTH SOCCER ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL CONFERENCES IN NEW NATIONAL LEAGUES STRUCTURE
May 16, 2018 - US YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL LEAGUE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2018-19 SEASON
May 14, 2018 - 2018 US YOUTH SOCCER EASTERN REGIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CROWNED
April 16, 2018 - US YOUTH SOCCER ANNOUNCES NEW LEAGUES STRUCTURE - THE US YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL LEAGUES
Clubs That Have Committed To The New EDP Platform for 2018-19
EDP clubs that have already committed on starting next season to playing in the new EDP platform – either in the club v. club or team v. team divisions — are listed below. Stay tuned, more clubs will be announced soon.